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Started this discussion. Last reply by MimiC Aug 19, 2015. 16 Replies

Well, its almost time for my son to leave the nest and become a United States Marine.  This past 7 months have been a roller coaster of emotions and while I am not at 100% ready, I 100% support my…Continue

weighing on my mind

Started this discussion. Last reply by ColoradoMom May 13, 2015. 12 Replies

Hello all, My son is leaving in a few months for boot camp, and while I am getting better with the freaking out (thanks to all of you).  The news of the Marine Staff Sergeant that has lost rank due…Continue


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Rebecca liked ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
Sep 16, 2015
MimiC replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"Thank you all. Definitly helps. I wrote his first letter last night, its sitting in a basket, waiting for his address, when it comes. What a great idea about letters from the pets, sounds like something I would have thought of myself, if I were able…"
Aug 19, 2015
LazyK-Chyn replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"@MimiC again excellent advice from Keri and Dianne The content of your letters is not as important as just hearing their name called at mail call. My wife wrote letters from the dog and how the cat got all the attention and the next letter was from…"
Aug 19, 2015
MimiC liked ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
Aug 19, 2015
alex2toes replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"MimiC, I'd say Keri hit it right on the head. Ol' Mister Tough Guy was scared but he was gonna show you! Also, by picking fights, it was easier to leave home.  How to start a letter? Ignore the whole pre-ship jitters and write to the…"
Aug 19, 2015
1~Keri (HCC) replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"I would guess he is just scared Mimi but wants mom and dad to think he has it all under control. You might start your letter with how proud you are of him. He's taking a big step into adulthood and needs lots of encouragement and confidence in…"
Aug 18, 2015
MimiC replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"Feeling lousy he left that way, not even sure what to put in his first letter. :("
Aug 18, 2015
MimiC replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"I wanted to start a new thread, but I'm new to this and wasn't sure how. Just wondering if any of you other moms went thru this because it's adding another level of stress for me. About 3 weeks prior to my son's ship date, he…"
Aug 18, 2015
ColoradoMom replied to dars son#2's discussion Ship Out Day 8/17/15 in the group MCRD San Diego 1st Battalion
"My oldest and only son shipped out yesterday.  This past weekend has been a roller coster of emotions and I woke up thinking, "is he okay"?  I did have, two more starting school (one senior year, one first year in high school)…"
Aug 18, 2015
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Aug 18, 2015
LazyK-Chyn replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"Whats the first rule of being a Recruit parent? "No News is good News" First lesson? "Trust" Trust in your son, trust in the Corps. If he had not made it to MCRD SanDiego you would have been called if there were a problem you…"
Aug 18, 2015
ColoradoMom replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"Thank you.  That did ease my mind. "
Aug 18, 2015
alex2toes replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"I have talked to other parents on this board whose sons have done the same thing, call from the airport. They were rather relieved that they did not get the I Have Arrived call. There was no DI policing, they got to say I Love You and they were also…"
Aug 18, 2015
ColoradoMom replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"Thank you all!   Your words and advice have helped me get through and understand all of this a little or a lot more. I have been asked, why did you let him do that?  Um he is 18, and it's his life and decision.    My son…"
Aug 18, 2015
alex2toes replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"Ignorant people say ignorant things or like I think it was Grandpa Walton said, "the braying of an ass is rarely listened to." lol Just ignore them and go on with your life. The poor dears will never understand. I cannot give too much…"
Aug 18, 2015
MimiC replied to ColoradoMom's discussion 5 days and counting
"Sounds like my son left with your son. That is he left today. I just got his phone call. Wow. Won't be sleeping tonight. I agree, I don't like when they compare boot camp to college, not the same thing at all. People also ask me, was it…"
Aug 18, 2015

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At 11:39am on April 2, 2015, 1~DadinNova (Rich) said…

Welcome to MFN, ColoradoMom.  We’re happy to see you!  Enjoy exploring our message board home on MFN. 


Please look for a welcome email from Marine Family Network, checking your bulk/spam folder if necessary.  If you did not receive it please comment back to me on my profile page and I’ll send it to you.


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Here are a few links to main message board groups to help you get started


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